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Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.
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Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.

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A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway).
Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.
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Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.

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A lesson detailing to pupils how to identify the features of an advert (linguistic and format) and recreate these in a writing task, based on the Edexcel English Language exam. Suitable for KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear presentation and attached worksheets. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. The lesson contains a think, pair, share starter. The main activity consists of a pupil led analysis of a series of adverts (designed to cover a range of language and structural features), an original writing task and finally the plenary consists of a peer assessment task (worksheet for this is attached). The entire lesson is pupil-led, containing fast-paced, engaging tasks. Learning objective. A05 :To use persuasive writing to create an advert in a travel brochure
Letter Writing. A lesson in writing formal letters: structure, format and style.
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Letter Writing. A lesson in writing formal letters: structure, format and style.

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A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway). Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
Comparing 'No Problem' by Benjamin Zephaniah and 'Half-Caste' By John Agard.  Conflict Poetry.
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Comparing 'No Problem' by Benjamin Zephaniah and 'Half-Caste' By John Agard. Conflict Poetry.

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A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson. Objective (A03): Grade 3: Make obvious point of comparison. Make simple comments on writers’ ideas and view points. Level 4: As above and makes some specific references to theme, language and structure. Level 5: Discusses a range of comparisons in some detail. Explains the writers’ ideas and viewpoints with quotations to support. Pupils complete a series of activities to build a framework to asses both poems. They then complete an analysis framework sheet and a series of P.E.E paragraphs (with a support sheet for LA pupils).
A Level English Language. Original Writing Commentary Support Sheet.
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A Level English Language. Original Writing Commentary Support Sheet.

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An 8 page hand-out deigned to guide pupils through the process of writing a commentary for their original writing. This includes: a two page guide on how to structure a commentary (including key questions to promote individual analysis); an assessment task where examples of varying grades have been given and pupils have to allocate grades using the marking criteria and self assessment grid to ensure all of the basic frameworks of language have been covered. It is ideally given to pupils before writing their original piece to keep the commentary in mind throughout. An excellent tool to improve students grades with independent study.
Charity leaflets. Investigating persuasive writing. GCSE 1-9. English Language.
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Charity leaflets. Investigating persuasive writing. GCSE 1-9. English Language.

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A full lesson detailing how to analyse persuasive writing. Ideal for English Language paper 1 Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear lesson plan showing detailed differentiation. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as below (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Objectives AO1: Grade 3: Identify a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 4: Make some comment on a persuasive language technique. Grade 5: Discuss the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 6: Discuss in detail the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques on the reader and how this fits the purpose of the text.
KS3 and KS4 Baseline test to determine 1-9 levels. Based on extracts from Edexcel GCSE Lang papers.
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KS3 and KS4 Baseline test to determine 1-9 levels. Based on extracts from Edexcel GCSE Lang papers.

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A clear and easy to follow baseline for pupils in KS3 and KS4. Features a short extract from 'The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas' and 3 comprehension activities designed to text student ability to retrieve information, identify language features and discuss the effect of individual words and phrases on the reader. There is then the choice of two imaginative writing tasks. The paper is essentially a miniature and more widely accessible version of the GCSE English Language paper pupils will sit at the end of KS4.
Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06
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Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06

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Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
Romeo and Juliet Plot activity
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Romeo and Juliet Plot activity

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Romeo and Juliet student-friendly activity, so students can actually access assessment objectives, and a self-reflection sheet is included that allows students to meaningfully reflect on their work. Pupils use the storyboard and card sort to solidify their knowledge of the main plot points of Romeo and Juliet.
Sentence openings
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Sentence openings

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Suitable for high-ability KS2 and KS3 classes. The lesson highlights how pupils can vary their sentence openings to engage their readers. Pupils assess the effect of a series of sentence openers, they then break down the differences between the sentence openings through a series of activities, before creating their own story using a stimuli, which has built up from previous activities. A fast-paced lesson with varied activities. Take the work out of teaching with this student led lesson.
Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.
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Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.

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Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. includes a worksheet which can be set as homework.
Job Application. A lesson depicting 'How to write a cover letter'.
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Job Application. A lesson depicting 'How to write a cover letter'.

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A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway).
Animal Testing: Newspapers Articles. Investigating persuasive features and the format of an article.
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Animal Testing: Newspapers Articles. Investigating persuasive features and the format of an article.

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A full lesson (lesson 6 in SOW) investigating the format of a newspaper article and persuasive features. There is an initial comprehension activity (looking at two different articles) which is done in pairs or small groups and then a creative writing task whereby pupils are provided with a worksheet to promote the organisation of their articles. Fast-paced and pupil-led activities.
Writing Engaging Openings. Imaginative / Creative Writing. Edexcel Paper 2 prep (A01/ A02 / A05).
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Writing Engaging Openings. Imaginative / Creative Writing. Edexcel Paper 2 prep (A01/ A02 / A05).

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A05: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts. Pupils investigate the techniques used in a series of openings to a piece of creative writing, using the worksheet provided. They then analyse this in pairs, before completing the first paragraph of an exam style question. Peer assessment using the attached mark scheme (also on ppt) can be done as a plenary.
Newspaper Articles: Investigating Format. Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1 prep. A05.
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Newspaper Articles: Investigating Format. Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1 prep. A05.

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A full lesson and marking criteria (suitable for students) with 1-9 scale. Lesson aimed at 3-7 range, but could very easily be adapted. The lesson introduces the features of a newspaper article and contains paired and group activities encouraging pupils to investigate structural and linguistic features of articles. There is then a creative writing activity and the grade boundaries for peer (or self) assessment. Designed to cover A05 :Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.